Porter's Liniment Salve

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For burns, cuts, bruises, sores, wounds, chapped and cracked skin, boils, rectal irritations, felons, itch, tetter, cold on the chest, lumbago, varicose veins, garget and eczema. For stock. Cuts, scratches, collar and saddle galls, bruises, sore teats on cows, caked udder.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1916
George H. Rundle Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Piqua
Physical Description
chloretone, 4 gr. to ounce (drug active ingredients)
overall: 1 in x 3 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
Skin & Dermatology Drugs
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Veterinary Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


I'm 22 years old and this is still my family's go-to. At least 5 generations of my family have used it, from my great grandparents all the way down to my nephews. Porter's Salve is just one of those timeless remedies. Here's to another 5 generations!
"Ditto, Ditto to both Marion and Brian! I am also in my 60's and my father and grandparents also have used for decades.- 100 % better than corn husker's lotion for cracked skin, So interesting that it is featured in the museum!!!"
"I purchased my most recent can through Amazon as, like Marion, it can be tough to find locally. I'm 60+ and this has been in our household for as long as I can remember. I wish my dad / grandmother were still around to ask how long they had been been using it."
Trying to find this product in local stores. Bought last container about 2 years ago. Best for bug bites and cuts. Stops pain in paper cuts immediately. Our family has used it for years.

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